Unless my terminology is wonky, the vamp is areas 5 & 6 mainly and a bit into 2, 3 & 4 in this drawing:bLu3sU3d3 said:Regard the vamp, the vamp is the flat portion of the reed? Where the contact between the table (base) of the mpc? Or the top of the reed? I would sand the top portion a bit.. I wouldnt sand the flat portion to avoid uneven surface... is that ok? Need advice and guidance.